What Is Blood Sugar Level Monitoring?

Blood glucose monitoring, is a specific way to figure out  how much sugar is in your blood.

Home blood-glucose monitoring is simple. At first, prick your finger with a lancing device, put a drop of blood on a test strip and insert the test strip into a blood-glucose-testing meter. Then you will know your blood glucose level. People with insulin-dependent diabetes, should check their blood glucose levels 3 or 4 times a day. Suggested monitoring time includes before meals, 2 hours after meals, at bedtime, in the middle of the night, and before and after exercise.

For most people with diabetes, the targets are: 70 to 130 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) before meals; less than 180 mg/dL 2 hours after a meal.

 

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